Updated: May 1, 2020
Striking a working life balance is a phrase we often hear but how easy is it to do?
I have had to learn to maintain a healthy balance of raising a young family whilst supporting in earning an income for the family. It is hard work but very possible to attain. I had to master the act of juggling and the results were noticeable.
I always said my family comes first so I had to reduce my working hours whilst the children were little, so I could drop them off at school or nursery and then drive to work. I also remember changing jobs to work more closer to home, to ease the stress of commuting. These are some of the sacrifices we make as parents, to strike a work life balance.
As a human being and a mother, I often felt very tired and heavily burdened with juggling it all. Some of my colleagues would ask, "how do you do it all? You are a wife, a mother and a worker in the corporate world?" The truth is I don't "do-it-all" at once! I prioritise my tasks, putting first things first. I also remind myself that I am guided by the Lord and "His grace is sufficient for me".
I have offered support to friends in picking up their children either from nursery / primary school or taking them out to lunch and they have done the same, because I believe "it takes a village to raise a child". As a christian woman, I believe in the power to help others, when in a position to do so. Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it's in your power to help them (Prov 3:27).